Little Girls and Pretty Ears
The other night a very interesting conversation took place on FreeRange Mum’s Facebook page about whether or not parents felt comfortable getting their babies ears pierced.
What interested me was the number of responses from Mums who said that no they wouldn’t do it to their baby but would wait until the child was old enough – the age deemed old enough being, for most, about 5-6 years old (with a couple of 3-4 year olds mentioned too).
I was really surprised.
To me, earrings are a beauty thing – I love earrings and happily wear mine but I wouldn’t even consider letting Bliss get her ears pierced until she was in/entering high school. My gut reaction is to ask why would I encourage a child of aged 5 or 6 to think about their appearance in that way?
BUT, clearly there are a lot of parents out there who feel that at age 5 or 6 children are not only capable of making that decision but are old enough to start to accessorise in that way. And so, what I would love to know today is what do you think?
Incoming search terms:
- earrings for 10 year olds
- ear piercing in the 1960s
- pretty pierced ears